Hope Santa was as good to you as he was to me!
Our Boys have one more day off until they head to Columbus to face the Blue Jackets.
So, while we are waiting on the season to restart I thought I would look through my audio clips to give us all something to think about for another 24 hours or so.
So, have a nice meal, enjoy George, Mary, Ralphie and Randy on the tube -- stay away from guys named Mr. Potter and don’t shoot your eye out with your Red Ryder BB gun.
And remember, if it says "F R A G I L E," it must be Italian.Voices in the room
"For our line, definitely, we have to get it in (the offensive zone) and work their ’D’ low and tire them out for the lines with Savvy and Bergie…I think we had a little bit of a lapse there in the second period, but I think that it was a pretty good game all around. The guys competed hard, knew the importance of this game and we were able to prevail in the end…It was great from the fans, the atmosphere, the physicality, the chances and the speed of the game. It was just like a playoff game."Forward, Wayne Primeau, on his line’s mission and his assessment of the Montreal game
"Along the boards, one-on-one battles, he never gives up. It’s amazing how many of those he wins just out of pure tenacity and working hard at it. He has talent, but (add his) work ethic…it makes him that much of a better player…I hadn’t seen him enough (to appreciate him). We only played Atlanta a couple of times, and I was so focused on Kovalchuk…I learned who he was the first time we played them. I actually said something to an Atlanta paper about how I didn’t realize how good of a player Savard was because he was all over the place. He actually scored a goal from behind the goal line on me."Goalie, Tim Thomas, on his appreciation of Marc Savard
"The win was big. Obviously, the standings are real tight and it was a division game…it was somewhat (a playoff atmosphere) today, a couple of scrums. And in the playoffs power play and penalty kill are big. And to shut down their penalty kill was huge."Forward, Brad Boyes, on the Montreal game
"It had eyes. I don’t know who was cutting in front -- I think it was Marc Savard
. He just drove to the net. And there was traffic. I don’t think the goalie picked it up in time. And it found the low corner…on his left. It wasn’t a hard shot, just a hard shot on net. And we had talked about that."Head Coach, Dave Lewis, on Jurcina’s goal
More tomorrow, have a safe holiday.